2006 Red Lion California Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $13)

SKU #1045048

A tight, reserved bouquet slowly opens to ripe black cherries and a wink of spice.A rich, classic Cabernet palate of cassis and cedar wood is given volume by an elegant tannin structure. A lingering finish wraps it all up with distinct black currant notes. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah and 2% Petit Syrah.

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By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/15/2010  | Send Email
This wine is packed with fruit, fruit and more fruit. Soft, forward and juicy this is one of the best deals in Cabernet around!

By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/14/2010  | Send Email
This is a California cab to be sure. Big, bold, boisterous, the palate consists of black currants, cedar, and cassis. The tannins in this wine ensure a full body feel and a structure that can hold up against the fruit. A great wine for the price, suitable for any thing you feel the desire to grill.

 By: MitaBee |  Review Date: 4/17/2011 
Come on people! You KNOW it is all about the label!

 By: Mike Kahns |  Review Date: 11/16/2010 
I have tried this twice. Both times I found it somewhat harsh and not in balance due to oak and tannins. Second day it did improve somewhat, but did not smooth out enough. Did not find this all that interesting and it was hard on the palate.

 By: Kent Westervelt |  Review Date: 10/6/2010 
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Not much nose. Not much oak. Not much fruit. My friends were nice to say "well, it's ok for our last bottle of the night...." Lots of better choices for this price.

 By: elen |  Review Date: 6/11/2010 
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Opens and blooms. Excellent choice for the price. Buy by the case.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.